A few game notes after watching a not-so-game effort.
• By the time the Packers went up 14-0 in the first quarter, CBS might as well have been posting graphics of mock 2014 drafts.
• Brandon Weeden’s second throw of the game, with a chance at an easy first down with Greg Little running wide open, was the one he should have made while looking at Chris Ogbonnaya against Detroit.
It was 20 feet over Little’s head. It might have landed across the street in the Packers Hall of Fame.
• Does Chud get credit that the game was gone regardless when it was 14-0, and there was no harm in going for it (fake punt) on fourth-and-2 from the 40.
• Down 14-0, the Browns retaliated with three first downs, one on a scramble/pass, one on a roughing the punter, one on a faked punt.
• Just when the Browns had a chance to get back in the game,. Shawn Lauvao, whose return was supposed to help, got smoked for a sack.
• In the third quarter, Josh Gordon competed tepidly for a Weeden throw into the end zone.
• With the game still winnable, at least from a scoreboard perspective, the Browns had Rodgers in a third and 8. Ray Horton dialed up blitz. No one got close to Rodgers ... 15-yard gain.
It was not a good day for Ray Horton to that point late in the third quarter.
• Just what the Browns needed. Down 17-6 when they get hit by a special teams brain fart by the 45th man on the roster, Eric Martin.
• Josh Gordon finally flashes in the fourth quarter ... seven-yard catch, third time targeted on the day.
• Down 17-6, Weeden came to life, a bit. On third down, under a full blitz, protection was good. The throw to Cameron on the left sideline was perfect.
• You’ve heard of the always-full cup of coffee at the efficient restaurants. Norv Turner’s cup seemed 2/7ths full all day, and the cameras kept going to it.
Norv showed little emotion until the fourth-and-15 pass to Josh Gordon came close near the goal line, but was not caught. It remained 17-6.
• The 10-point spread was the biggest in the league this week. That’s an embarrassment. A worse embarrassment is trailing by 18 with the offense sitting on two field goals against a vulnerable defense with nine minutes left.
• Weeden has been less resilient the last couple weeks than he had been in many of his bad-for-long-stretches games. His late TD drive to cut a deficit to 11 should be taken with a grain of salt.
Play well when the game is even, up for grabs. That’s the QB the team needs.
• Solomon Wilcots called that thing tthere at the end "The Weeden Flip." And he couldn't believe it was happening again, either.
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